Category Archives: Qu’est-ce que c’est?

The second greatest man who ever lived

See also Disposable Heroes.

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David Bain should receive compensation

Former All Black Joe Karam’s ongoing battle for compensation has taken a fresh turn. New Bain inquiry will cost $400k A new inquiry into David Bain’s bid for compensation will cost a further $400,000, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. Ms … Continue reading

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Screaming for Vengeance (Part 1)

[Being as how today is the 20th anniversary of the Bain murders … here’s an unfinished post I started writing last year. Now published as Part 1. Part 2 will be on the evolutionary psychology of blood feuds.] I’m irked. … Continue reading

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But not with a hammer.
With a Winchester 490 .22 semi-automatic fitted with a silencer.

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Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence The adage has been widely attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte. It is also known as Hanlon’s razor. When it comes to the Bain murders, there are many who are in … Continue reading

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What’s the plausible explanation? (Part 3)

(1) The rifle magazine landed on its thin edge of its own accord after Robin Bain shot himself. (2) The rifle magazine landed on its thin edge of its own accord after David Bain shot Robin. (3) The rifle magazine … Continue reading

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What’s the plausible explanation? (Part 2)

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35 improbable things before breakfast

“Robin Bain did it.” “I can’t believe that!” said Alice. “Can’t you?” the Queen said in a pitying tone. “Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.” Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe … Continue reading

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Rice on a chessboard

Here’s an old fable, as told in Making Great Decisions in Business and Life by David R. Henderson and Charles L. Hooper. In a time of hunger, the Emperor of China wanted to repay a peasant who had saved the … Continue reading

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